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CC down, Burnett next?

Posted on: December 10, 2008 6:46 pm
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LAS VEGAS -- The expectation is, with CC Sabathia now off the board, the path is cleared for other pitchers to begin signing. And right-hander A.J. Burnett is in prime position to move quickly.

"It's hard to say," Darek Braunecker, Burnett's agent, said here Wednesday afternoon. "Obviously, that's kind of an important piece to determine what the market will bear and who remains in the mix and where the money could be headed. It's probably beneficial."

With the average annual value (AAV) of the Sabathia contract just under $23 million a year, Burnett and Derek Lowe, among others would slot in accordingly.

Meantime, even though the Yankees bumped the deal up to seven years and just over $160 million from six years and $140 million, the AAV is less. In the six-year offer, it was $23.3 million.

What does that mean? Well, for one thing, the Yankees, according to sources, remain interested in signing two more starting pitchers even after bagging Sabathia. And their resources still seem strong. The Yankees told Braunecker that Sabathia was completely separate from Burnett, and that one was not related to the other in negotiatons.

"We've known all along that they intended to sign CC and another pitcher," Braunecker said. "The deals were always independent of each other."

Meantime, Atlanta is far down the path in talks with the right-hander.

Could there be a resolution with Burnett by, say, the end of the day today?

"Anything is possible if the right deal presents itself," Braunecker said.

Still, as of midafternoon local time Wednesday, nothing was imminent. Braunecker had meeting scheduled for much of the remainder of the day.

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Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:51 pm
 

CC down, Burnett next?

Even three years later this post is hilarious.



Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 5:22 pm
 

CC down, Burnett next?

I am more worried about the Burrnet Deal being another Pavano Deal




Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2008 4:40 am
 

who cares?

how can baseball even be taken seriously as a sport? it is not an even playing field and every year its the same story: the yankees got this all star, the red sox got that all star.  the red sox dont NEED mark teixeira and the yankees dont NEED sabathia because based on their payroll the team should be way better than at least 27 of the other franchises and signicantly better than whoever is left. same with the yankees. they go out and sign the best players EVERY YEAR. what makes leagues like the NFL and the NBA so enticing is the fact that every team has an even chance every year.  a team from toronto or buffalo can be great and win championships because every team has the same amount of available money. so who cares? every year that god forsaken joke of an analyst tim kurkjian gets on tv at the beginning of the season and says "its a tough one, but i gotta like the yankees or the red sox in the world series." and he tries to fool you into believing that this year will be an interesting one for sure by throwing in some random insignificant record that has been broken like "ryan howard now has the most home runs ever by a player over 250 pounds on tuesdays in december." baseball is too entangled in these huge contracts to ever be able to implement a salary cap and, therefore, will eventually diminish as a popular sport due to lack of interest, which will then cause the league to go bankrupt and therefore no longer exist. then maybe some sports that are more interesting and involve more skill will rise out of baseballs ashes, like hockey or lacrosse or soccer.



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2008 3:22 am
 

CC down, Burnett next?

No offense, but Cabrera & Kennedy are not gonna get it done for Peavy.  Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have a guy like Peavy in the rotation, but he has made it clear he wants to stay in the National League and we'll have to give up half the farm to obtain him from San Diego.  My estimation would be Hughes, Cabrera & maybe even Austin Jackson would be the package requested.  That is too steep for a guy with $90 million plus remaining on his contract. 



Since: Dec 11, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2008 12:58 am
 

CC down, Burnett next?

im a yankee fan but also a basebal fan.  big contracts like this make me cringe.  but for the person that said the yankees are buying championships again, that person is nuts.  The 90's was about a group of players they groomed throught the system and added key veteran players to the mix.  No big payroll adds like they've been doing lately.  Havent won a thing since O'neil and Tino and Bernie left.  However, the red sox have been buying guys left and right,,,,,,,,shall I say Manny?  Pedro?  Schilling?  Dice K? Beckett?  Drew?  Shall O go on?  The red sox are as guilty as anyone for spending to win. But its business and the busniess is about winning.  Dont be a yankee hater



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2008 12:56 am
 

CC down, Burnett next?

@ Goldens...Dude you guys threw a ton of money at Dice K so what are you squawking about?  Shut your hole and watch asthe Yanks bury the Sux next year. 



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2008 11:35 pm
 

CC down, Burnett next?

First off, I'm a Yankee hater, but from a baseball perspective how can you be nervous about the CC deal and not nervous about an AJ deal. CC is solid (except around the midsection) and has proven to be pretty consistent. AJ has had one great year - coincidentally his option year. You can't say you're nervous because of the money since they seem to print extra cash in the Yankee back offices.

I hope they sign Burnett and he has a bitch fit like he did every other year. Sneeze and break a rib. Finish the year 8-9 with 170 strikeouts.

Pretty sure they cut ties with old Andy (operate word being old) especially if they sign both.



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2008 11:21 pm
 

CC down, Burnett next?

The only thing to be nervous about Sabathia is his postseason numbers. Yankee fans should definatly be more concerned about Burnett's health. Last year was a spectaular year but before that he rarely if ever pitched a whole season and is very injury prone. If he stays healthy he will be worth every penny they pay him. But even when he does get hurt his numbers are still good and that should be taken into consideration




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2008 10:58 pm
 

CC down, Burnett next?

Kennedy will never pitch for the Yankees again unless emergency injury call up. They are trying to build his value back up in the minors so they can trade him. Hughes is going to compete for a spot, but I think he ends up in the minors for another year because they will likely re-sign Pettitte for one more year. But, that being said, I'm not sure what you saw at the beginning of last year that would make you want to slot those to guys in at 4 and 5 again because they were atrocious!!!!

We have a backup for Jorge....Jose Molina.

What are we going to do to shore up the infield? 1B - Swisher, 2B - Cano, SS - Jeter, 3B - Rodriguez


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Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2008 10:40 pm
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